At the same time, his guilt and shame about the sexual sins he has already committed make him wonder if God really loves him.
Actually, sometimes he gets angry with God, accusing Him of not answering his prayers for God to remove Jay’s sexual lust.
As a high school student, through the witness of several friends who knew about her sexual activities, Ellen became a Christian.
Happily, Ellen got married after college to a man everyone liked, and in time, kids came along; Ellen now tries to be the perfect Christian wife and mother.
For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do ? Sexual addicts try to stop their sinful behavior, having prayed, fasted, memorized Scripture and asked God to remove their lust.
Nothing seems to work because a part of them believes that sex is the cure for all their wounds, and that part refuses surrender to God’s control.
Today’s culture has become increasingly obsessed with sex, a sign of how confused people are about God’s design for healthy sexuality between a man and a woman.
Such confusion, excitement and obsession should not surprise us.They go to church regularly and seem to be living the model Christian life.In fact, no one around Jay knows of his daily struggles with sexual fantasy, pornography and masturbation, but these have been problems for him since he was 12 years old.Ellen and her husband seem to have a normal sexual relationship, but she often fantasizes about other men.She reads some of the grocery store magazines she buys and feels excited by articles about extramarital affairs.The recent increase in his sexual problems is marked by his using prostitution at massage parlors.